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Anonymous
January 18, 2005 5:43:05 PM

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Column Help Keep Your Computer Safe Using Windows Firewall
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/security/learn...

Denny Atkin, a writer for the Windows User Assistance group, explains how
Windows Firewall works and answers the kinds of firewall questions a typical
home user might have.

Click reply below to ask questions or post comments about this article.

Thanks.

Chris Norred
Technical editor [MS]

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
January 23, 2005 8:29:02 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

My Windows XP Security (SP2) software is telling me that I need to enable the
Firewall. When I go to the Firewall Icon in Control Panel, I get the
following messages:

"Windows Firewall settings cannot be displayed because the associated
service is not running. Do you want to start the Widnows Firewall/Internet
Connections Sharing (ICS) service?" Yes No

If I select "Yes," I get:

"Starting the Windows Firewall/Internet Connections Sharing service…"

Followed by:

"Windows cannot start the Windows Firewall/Internet Connections Sharing
service."

This keeps me from ever getting to the Firewall section with the three top
tabs. I don't see anything and nothing launches beyond this point.

What do I need to do to enable the Firewall?

Thanks. Steve M.

"Chris Norred [MSFT]" wrote:

>
> Column Help Keep Your Computer Safe Using Windows Firewall
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/security/learn...
>
> Denny Atkin, a writer for the Windows User Assistance group, explains how
> Windows Firewall works and answers the kinds of firewall questions a typical
> home user might have.
>
> Click reply below to ask questions or post comments about this article.
>
> Thanks.
>
> Chris Norred
> Technical editor [MS]
>
> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
>
>
>
Anonymous
January 24, 2005 8:31:32 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

SteveM wrote:

> My Windows XP Security (SP2) software is telling me that I need to enable the
> Firewall. When I go to the Firewall Icon in Control Panel, I get the
> following messages:
>
> "Windows Firewall settings cannot be displayed because the associated
> service is not running. Do you want to start the Widnows Firewall/Internet
> Connections Sharing (ICS) service?" Yes No
>
> If I select "Yes," I get:
>
> "Starting the Windows Firewall/Internet Connections Sharing service…"
>
> Followed by:
>
> "Windows cannot start the Windows Firewall/Internet Connections Sharing
> service."
>
> This keeps me from ever getting to the Firewall section with the three top
> tabs. I don't see anything and nothing launches beyond this point.
>
> What do I need to do to enable the Firewall?
Hi

See if registering the following DLLs helps:

From Start/Run, run the following commands:

regsvr32 %windir%\system32\atl.dll

then

regsvr32 %windir%\system32\hnetcfg.dll
regsvr32 %windir%\system32\netshell.dll
regsvr32 %windir%\system32\netcfgx.dll
regsvr32 %windir%\system32\netman.dll

Then do a reboot.


If that didn't work, and you have Service Pack 2 for WinXP installed,
please try this:

Start/Run --> cmd.exe

and then, in the command prompt, type:

netsh.exe winsock reset

and hit Enter. Follow prompts and reboot.



--
torgeir, Microsoft MVP Scripting and WMI, Porsgrunn Norway
Administration scripting examples and an ONLINE version of
the 1328 page Scripting Guide:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/default.m...
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Anonymous
February 2, 2005 7:25:04 AM

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I have Windows XP Firewall. I want to Install the Messenger MSN Beta Version,
however, I am unable to do so. The message says that I am being blocked by a
Firewall. I have turned OFF the Firewall, but to no vail. What do I need to
do?

Thanks!!

"Chris Norred [MSFT]" wrote:

>
> Column Help Keep Your Computer Safe Using Windows Firewall
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/security/learn...
>
> Denny Atkin, a writer for the Windows User Assistance group, explains how
> Windows Firewall works and answers the kinds of firewall questions a typical
> home user might have.
>
> Click reply below to ask questions or post comments about this article.
>
> Thanks.
>
> Chris Norred
> Technical editor [MS]
>
> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
>
>
>
Anonymous
February 3, 2005 2:28:12 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

This is rubbish it doesn't work half the time when u have it on it just
doesn't come up with the block message when i install sumthing new and
connect to the internet
Shaggy haired Kid

"SteveM" wrote:

> My Windows XP Security (SP2) software is telling me that I need to enable the
> Firewall. When I go to the Firewall Icon in Control Panel, I get the
> following messages:
>
> "Windows Firewall settings cannot be displayed because the associated
> service is not running. Do you want to start the Widnows Firewall/Internet
> Connections Sharing (ICS) service?" Yes No
>
> If I select "Yes," I get:
>
> "Starting the Windows Firewall/Internet Connections Sharing service…"
>
> Followed by:
>
> "Windows cannot start the Windows Firewall/Internet Connections Sharing
> service."
>
> This keeps me from ever getting to the Firewall section with the three top
> tabs. I don't see anything and nothing launches beyond this point.
>
> What do I need to do to enable the Firewall?
>
> Thanks. Steve M.
>
> "Chris Norred [MSFT]" wrote:
>
> >
> > Column Help Keep Your Computer Safe Using Windows Firewall
> > http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/security/learn...
> >
> > Denny Atkin, a writer for the Windows User Assistance group, explains how
> > Windows Firewall works and answers the kinds of firewall questions a typical
> > home user might have.
> >
> > Click reply below to ask questions or post comments about this article.
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> > Chris Norred
> > Technical editor [MS]
> >
> > This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
> >
> >
> >
Anonymous
February 3, 2005 9:33:03 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

Hi jig,
There may be some experts in the MSN Messenger newsgroup who can help with
that issue.
Here's the URL for that newsgroup:
http://communities.microsoft.com/newsgroups/default.asp...

-Chris
"jiggerbug" wrote:

> I have Windows XP Firewall. I want to Install the Messenger MSN Beta Version,
> however, I am unable to do so. The message says that I am being blocked by a
> Firewall. I have turned OFF the Firewall, but to no vail. What do I need to
> do?
>
> Thanks!!
>
> "Chris Norred [MSFT]" wrote:
>
> >
> > Column Help Keep Your Computer Safe Using Windows Firewall
> > http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/security/learn...
> >
> > Denny Atkin, a writer for the Windows User Assistance group, explains how
> > Windows Firewall works and answers the kinds of firewall questions a typical
> > home user might have.
> >
> > Click reply below to ask questions or post comments about this article.
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> > Chris Norred
> > Technical editor [MS]
> >
> > This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
> >
> >
> >
Anonymous
April 11, 2005 4:49:09 AM

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chris,i cant turn on my firewall having just downloaded xp sp2.when i try a
boxed message comes up saying windows firewall settings cannot be displayed
because the associated service is not running.then another box reads windows
cannot start the firewall\internet connection sharing(ICS) service,help

"Chris Norred [MSFT]" wrote:

>
> Column Help Keep Your Computer Safe Using Windows Firewall
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/security/learn...
>
> Denny Atkin, a writer for the Windows User Assistance group, explains how
> Windows Firewall works and answers the kinds of firewall questions a typical
> home user might have.
>
> Click reply below to ask questions or post comments about this article.
>
> Thanks.
>
> Chris Norred
> Technical editor [MS]
>
> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
>
>
>
May 1, 2005 12:18:54 AM

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Here is the solution:

Download it:
http://www.spychecker.com/program/winsockxpfix.html

Run it.

Restart the computer.

It's fixed!!! Now you can start windows firewall !!!

Thanks "'Option Explicit' (http://members.shaw.ca/techcd/)"


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May 1, 2005 12:18:54 AM

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Here is the solution:

Download it:
http://www.spychecker.com/program/winsockxpfix.html

Run it.

Restart the computer.

It's fixed!!! Now you can start windows firewall !!!

Thanks "'Option Explicit' (http://members.shaw.ca/techcd/)"


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Anonymous
July 18, 2005 8:34:05 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

"Chris Norred [MSFT]" wrote:

>
> Column Help Keep Your Computer Safe Using Windows Firewall
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/security/learn...
>
> Denny Atkin, a writer for the Windows User Assistance group, explains how
> Windows Firewall works and answers the kinds of firewall questions a typical
> home user might have.
>
> Click reply below to ask questions or post comments about this article.
>
> Thanks.
>
> Chris Norred
> Technical editor [MS]
>
> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
>
>
>
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